GeoWind is an open source GIS platform that integrates OGC
as implemented in GeoTools within NASA's WorldWind.
The vision of this effort is the creation of an open geospatial system that enables the scientific modeling process
to be closer to a 'real world' experience.
Some of the planned and anticipated use cases are querying and mapping
available data for modeling problems using OGC web services, stepwise delineation of model
parameter, embedded execution of an environmental model and its direct mapping of state variables into
a world view, or simply the mapping of spatial/temporal model results in a realistic way that was never
possible in the past.
GeoWind leverages the following technologies:
A Geotools/Worldwind integration library and
an API that allows the adaptation of simulation models or modeling frameworks such as OMS.
GeoWind is in early development! However, we think it is already
a useful tool for exploring local and remote GIS data.
Most of all general useful WorldWind features are available, such as:
Anaglyph Stereo view
Fly to a lat/long location
Switch from globe to flat earth view and apply different projections
Load maps from WMS sources.
Show OGC conform Features sources.
Shapefiles can be loaded as Worldwind layers, attributes, and styled layer descriptors
Classify Shapefile features based on attribute data.
Query attribute data and select features.
Create new attributes and perform spreadsheet-like calculations on attributes
Add parameter files from models or modeling frameworks(currently OMS)